Oct 27 2012
Staff Writer 
Theatre of MotoGP by Staff Writer 
My experience of attending a MotoGP race at Sepang.

Apart from Spa and Monza, I haven’t wanted to attend any other Formula 1 race. In MotoGP, it’s Laguna Seca. For almost everything else, I’d much rather be sprawled at home, chai in hand and watch the action in detail, with the advantage of slow-motion and replay. The thousands of cameras around the circuit help you see and hear everything. It’s the best way to see everything and miss nothing. Or so I thought.

Oct 29 2011
Shapur Kotwal 
Its your day by Shapur Kotwal 
The fastest Indian in the world in probably what is the slowest F1 car....

You're Narain Karthikeyan, the fastest Indian in the world. It's 1459hrs IST, Sunday, the 30th of October, seconds before the start of the first Indian Formula 1 Grand Prix. Sweat drips down through your balaclava onto your forehead as the heat from the Cosworth V8 racing engine sitting behind you radiates through the chassis. Your mind should be a jumble of thoughts and flashbacks, with a million possibilities coursing through. It really should. You are, after all, sitting in a lightweight single-seat racing machine that can send 760bhp to the rear wheels, just like that. And does it help that there are 24 similarly unhinged nuts in close proximity, revving the hell out their engines, eyes firmly fixed on the red lights ahead? You should be worried about getting the launch right, fretting about finding a gap in the pack at the start, or paying attention to dropping tyre temperatures. You should be cursing that your own HRT isn't much faster than a hopped-up bullock cart and frustrated by the totally unrealistic expectations of some of your less well-informed home crowd.

Oct 5 2011
Shapur Kotwal 
Steering power by Shapur Kotwal 

Back in the late ’90s, Maruti didn’t provide power-steering systems on their small hatchbacks. “They don’t really need them,” said a spokesperson. But Korean upstarts Hyundai and Daewoo knew better and gave the Santro and Matiz the power-steering advantage.

Oct 4 2011
Hormazd Sorabjee 
XUV500 is a brilliant effort by Hormazd Sorabjee 

The laser display was pretty spectacular as were the leggy women who strutted and danced on stage. Yet, the show wasn't riveting enough to stop some of the audience from checking their BlackBerrys, chatting with each other or even taking the odd phone call, despite the eardrum-busting music. It makes you wonder if all that expense of putting on such a show is worth it, especially when the only thing that everyone was interested in was to see, for the first time, the XUV500 in the metal.

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